I hope I can inspire you to paint! Let's learn a technique on how I did the painting in APRIL 04 below. This painting was tons of fun to do, a large 3- foot by 4-foot painting on canvas. I included a picture of 3 samples here: sample 2 & 3 are like sample 1. In sample one (see 04 its larger), this painting is a watercolor using acrylic paint. I placed the canvas on an easel, so the painting was standing up, not laying on a table. I put pastel paint (more water than paint) first, then dabbled water on the painted area using a thick brush full or water (like a fat makeup brush). I let the paint/water drip down, then using a sponge, paper towel or tissues. I tried to catch, stop or lift off the paint as it runs down the canvas. It really makes a mess so be sure to put plastic on the floor and wear thin non-latex plastic gloves! I became fascinated with how the combo of the paint/water would make its own shape, I was dabbing here and there. I started out with light color (more water than paint), so each overall painting layer got darker. Yes, like a watercolor I had to stop and let it dry. You can use a hair dryer which I did. Those mushrooms on the right center were one of those paint shapes that just formed! Some areas are white, I lifted paint off there, but I found it did not show-up enough, so I used some white paint too brighten, just making flower shapes. In the white areas, I painted darker shadows around them so they would stand out more. If you look at the two top samples, I think the water scene worked out best for the drip effect. What do you think? You don’t have to be exact with flowers they are all different shapes even with their own kind! You just need to suggest the shape. Find a picture to work from that you like! Why not try this style of painting on an 8" x 10" canvas or larger and see how you do? Send an email to me, so we talk about it privately. Ask any questions you like. I hope I inspired you to paint!